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How much riboflavin should you take to help with migraines?

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To help prevent migraines, you should take about 400 milligrams of riboflavin a day. That’s much more than what is in a multivitamin. Don’t take more multivitamins to get that much riboflavin. You’d also be taking too much of everything else in that vitamin. And that can cause problems. Taking more than 400 milligrams every day probably won’t do you more good. If you’re taking antibiotics, specifically tetracycline antibiotics, riboflavin may interfere with them.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know."

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements.

Association of Migraine Disorders.

The Migraine Trust.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Does Vitamin B2 Prevent Migraines?"

National Library of Medicine.

UCLA Headache Treatment and Research Program.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Cochrane.

National Headache Foundation.

Telgen, L. , September 2015. Cephalalgia

Rozen, T.D. , March 2002. Cephalalgia

Sandor, P.S.  , February 2005. Neurology

The Mayo Clinic.

Masruha. M. March 2010. Headache,

Peres, M. , August 2004. Neurology

Peres, M. ychiatry, published online May 2016. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Ps

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA: "Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know."

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements.

Association of Migraine Disorders.

The Migraine Trust.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Does Vitamin B2 Prevent Migraines?"

National Library of Medicine.

UCLA Headache Treatment and Research Program.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Cochrane.

National Headache Foundation.

Telgen, L. , September 2015. Cephalalgia

Rozen, T.D. , March 2002. Cephalalgia

Sandor, P.S.  , February 2005. Neurology

The Mayo Clinic.

Masruha. M. March 2010. Headache,

Peres, M. , August 2004. Neurology

Peres, M. ychiatry, published online May 2016. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Ps

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2018

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